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Faro de Fisterra, Finisterre

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#3 of 61 in Historic Sites in Galicia
Lighthouse Tourist Spot
Take the time to walk out to Faro de Fisterra, a lighthouse on a famous cape. As the nearest lighthouse to the Americas, the farthest west in Europe, it was appreciated by sailors as their last glimpse of home before many long days at sea. However, its bright beam served a much greater purpose: Its light reaches 65 km (40 mi) away, warning ships about this rocky coastline, known as the Coast of Death because of the many shipwrecks. Take a look at the collection of paintings inside. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Finisterre holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Faro de Fisterra and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • We took a day tour of the coast and this was my favorite spot. It was fairly cloudy, but the wind was calm and made the experience nice. You can walk past the lighthouse to the left and then walk out ...  more »
  • It is necessary to visit here if you truly want to finish your Camino at the zero km marker. Its become a bit touristic with big buses of people arriving and has a tourist gift shop. But to walk your ...  more »
  • My friend and I visited Faro de Fisterra in May. We both fell in love with this place. We were travelling on the bus from Santiago de Compostela (return ticket 23,50EUR). The drive took some three hou...  more »
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  • Legendary place, worth to visit! Well organized: parking, hotel, 2 bars with modest prices, 2 souvenir shops and free wc. Postbox as well. Would like to come back one day, maybe by feet as a pilgrim.
  • One of the best place to visit. I will stay a night at Hotel there.
  • Pilgrims can find all caminho points on the way towards the lighthouse. here, souvenir shop, lavatory, restaurant available, plus a stunning scenery.
  • The views on a clear day are spectacular. On the other hand the cheesy gift shop selling off the shelf common nick nacks is common of all Spanish tourist spots. Don't be put off by the short walk, and explore the paths off the road.
  • arrived here at the end of my camino back in May. Unreal sight and real sense of satisfaction to be had. will never forget the views